Email from a Marketing Consultant

Hi Jessica, My Name is [redacted], and I work for [redacted] where I am involved in Marketing/ PR and would like to invite you to a day [of hell] . Activities include [redacted], and hopefully of interest to you, a presentation of our [redacted]. Details are below. We’d love to have you. Please let me know what you think, and if you’re interested in attending.   Best, [redacted]   My (standard) Response:   Thanks so much for thinking of me. This isn’t a match. Jessica   Their response:   Hi Jessica   Thanks …

Old Publicist… Meet New Media

I used to spend a good bit of time poking at publicists who didn’t understand bloggers. To be perfectly candid I didn’t understand publicists, and to a large degree I still don’t. I also don’t understand brain surgery, but like bad PR I can recognize malpractice when I see it. I want y’all to take a moment and read the email exchange between a blogger with a massive audience and publicist steeped in tradition. I know what I think, what do you think? This is the unsolicited introductory email.  Hi [blogger], …